PECM Issue 23 2016 - Page 35

saving potential is obvious, offering up to 0 more compact control voltage distribution. Utilising U I technology, the maximum time saving during the wiring process is achieved, as well as guaranteeing vibrationresistant and gas-tight connections. Coloured pushers provide clear identification of each potential and dual cross connection channels allow for flexible potential distribution. 8FJENVMMFSŦTBJNJTUP QSPEVDFBQQMJDBUJPO PSJFOUBUFEQSPEVDUT BOETPMVUJPOTUPIFMQ SFEVDFJOTUBMMBUJPOUJNF  TBWFTQBDFBOETJNQMJGZ QSPEVDUTFMFDUJPO reduce installation time, save space and simplify product selection. They have studied panels across all industries and assessed common applications with a view to improve existing solutions and control voltage distribution is one such application. With a greater amount of electronic equipment required in control panels the requirement for voltage distribution to downstream consumers in control voltage circuits is increased. Often, a daunting number of conductors have to be wired in a very confined space. The traditional solution is to use two rows of 2.5mm2 feedthrough terminals for potential Often, a daunting number of conductors have to be wired in a very confined space. distribution and this can utilise a lot of valuable space within the cabinet as well as leading to an increased risk of incorrect connections due to the large number of conductors required. Weidmuller s tailored lippon® Connect AAP potential distribution terminals offers a structured power distribution within control voltage circuits. The considerable space saving and reduced wiring means you can guarantee supply to your panel equipment simply and effectively. The modular concept can be tailored individually to each machine type, ensuring you get the best fit solution for your application. There are two possible set-ups - grouped and alternating offering increased flexibility. In the grouped setup there are two individual feed-in terminals, one for the positive and one for the negative potential. Each feed-in terminal can then be cross connected to the distribution terminals which contain up to 6 distribution points, creating a simple distribution matrix. In the alternating set up, there are two different potentials located on one terminal, which can then be cross connected to the distribution terminals which contain up to 3 connection points for each potential and thus saves additional space compared with conventional set-ups. There are two different variants available starting with a feed in terminal suitable for 6mm2 cable and 1.5mm2 cable distribution terminals and the second option of a 10mm2 cable feed in terminal with 2.5mm2 cable distribution terminals. With the 1.5mm2 version being only 3.5mm wide, the space To create an effective fast track planning process the Weidm ller Configurator WMC tool can be downloaded for free and offers an easy configuration and request process. The Weidm ller Configurator is a software solution for selecting, configuring terminal rails and terminal rail components from the Weidm ller range. Utilising the application feature, Control Voltage Terminal rails, parts lists and documentation are all available at the click of a button. Distribution rails are simple to build, automatically selecting the desire terminals and accessories once you know how many distribution points you require. Terminal rails, parts lists and documentation are all available at the click of a button. The tool supports continuous engineering workflows from planning with E-CAD to requirements and documentation as mentioned previously. The straighforward operation, a clear design and integration in your engineering systems make configuring terminal rails a simple, safe and convenient process. In addition, the extraordinary attention to detail during the terminal rail assembly process increases planning quality compared with E-CAD systems. ou can find further information by visiting www.weidmuller.co.uk, or alternatively feel free to call their sales office on 0 0 00 . Issue 23 PECM 35